Ellie Krieger’s Fig Bran Muffins

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

Not to geek out too hard on muffins, but… after reviewing what I wanted to post this week, it just turned out that I have a lot of muffin pictures on hand.  My scientific analysis of this situation tells me that I make a lot of muffins.  In fact, perhaps my diet is predominantly comprised of muffins.  Or maybe it’s a fluke.  And I need to learn better science.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

This particular recipe begins with, literally, a bowl of cereal.  So that’s worthy of celebration. That’s the type of muffin recipe I can really get behind.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

Dried figs are pretty satisfying and sweet which minimizes the need for added sugars.  (Much like dates.  Gotta love dates.)

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

In this case, there are figs mixed into the batter, plus a decorative little fig plopped right on top to make the muffins look darling.  And everyone knows that adorableness is one of the top ten desirable qualities in a muffin.  So, there’s that.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

The recipe author, Ellie Krieger, is one of my original healthy food  heroes.  She has tons of really reasonable recipes that don’t make me feel especially guilty.  And she used to have a show on The Food Network.  What ever happened to that show? 

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com

I know what you’re thinking.  OMG – enough raw muffin pictures.  Bake those suckers already.  Ok. Ok.  Relax.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.wordpress.com 

I wish these were still lying around my house because now I’m hungry for some muffin carbs, but sadly I’ve already finished this batch.  I did, however, bounce back by making a loaf of Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread, so don’t feel too bad for me.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.com

Oh, you want to make these muffins too?  You should.  They’re wonderful.  You can find Ellie’s recipe here.  Maybe for breakfast tomorrow?   Think about it.

Ellie Krieger's Fig Bran Muffins | www.thebahamallama.com

And with that, it’s time for me to go contemplate the rest of my Friday evening.  There’s still a run to complete.  (Largely because of all the muffin calories.)  And then I believe I’ll transition into the wine-drinking portion of the evening.  

Happy Friday, friends 🙂

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